Amy K. Walker, PhD
Associate Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
BS in Microbiology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
PhD in Molecular Microbiology, State University of New York at Stonybrook
Our Diabetes Research
Our lab examines links between metabolism and cellular function potentially contributing to human metabolic disorders including diabetes.
Using C. elegans and mammalian models, we investigate how lipid homeostasis is affected by genetics or diet and how transcriptional control of methyl donor supply may affect cellular processes such as epigenetics.
We also study how metabolites act as signals to control gene expression and lipid accumulation.